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US Naval Academy offers one place to Fijian Navy

The United States (US) Na­val Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, has offered a place for a Fijian naval officer. This was confirmed by Republic of Fiji Military Forces Navaval Division Commander
23 Jan 2019 11:00
US Naval Academy offers one place to Fijian Navy
Commander of Fiji Navy Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake

The United States (US) Na­val Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, has offered a place for a Fijian naval officer.

This was confirmed by Republic of Fiji Military Forces Navaval Division Commander Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake.

Captain (Navy) Tawake said the United States Naval Academy is one of the most prestigious such institutions in the United States of America (USA).

He said they were going through the selection process and a name would be announced soon.

According to a release from the academy it is available for eve­ryone. “The students don’t have to pay anything, as the tuition is free,” the release said.

The offer was made by Admi­ral Phil Davidson, the 25th Com­mander of United States Pacific Command, when he visited Fiji on August 16, 2018.

He said there was also an of­fer from the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut. According to a release from the Academy it is the smallest of the five federal service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. This is a four year course.

Once they received the offer, Captain (Navy) Tawake said they would start the selection process.

Edited by Susana Tuilau


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